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International Rugby Challenge

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Atari ST
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The follow-up to Rugby: The World Cup. The game features more options than before, with an icon-driven menu system including different control choices and match lengths.

Controls are similar to the original game, but tackling is now harder and requires more precise player placement, and rucks and mauls are implemented. As before, the scrums involve joystick-waggling, and are crucial to advancing the ball. Conversions are taken from a separate 3D view.


International Rugby Challenge DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Campo's International Rugby" -- Australian title

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1993 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 54 out of 100 54
Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1993 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1993 39 out of 100 39
The One Amiga Jun, 1993 37 out of 100 37
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1993 16 out of 100 16
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1993 2 out of 100 2


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Amiga Power review

This received a score of 2% from one Amiga magazine. Quite aside from the main gameplay being poor, it featured a number of glaring faults. If there were only 1 or 2 of these, or they were part of a decent game, they could've been endearing, but they make the whole thing look even shoddier. A few favourites include:

The French stadium was called the Parc de Paris - it was actually the Parc des Princes. The Scottish one, Murrayfield, was written as Murray Field.

Words such as 'tries' and 'possession' are mis-spelled on the statistics screen.

Pausing the game freezes the action, but the timer continues.

When taking a conversion, the player is always wearing an England kit. Also, the size of the line-judge graphic is always the same, so the closer the kick is, the shorter they look.

The default control option is the mouse.
Contributed to by Kabushi (123000) and Martin Smith (63138)